Whether you’re a gym teacher looking for something fun to do with your kids on rainy days or a parent with the same problem, this alphabet workout from 730 Sage Street is a great thing to have handy.
Each letter of the alphabet corresponds to a particular movement, such as jumping up and down 10 times (A), bending down and touching your toes 20 times (S) or 10 pushups (Z).
The idea is that you can spell your name and do the workout you get.
I have problems with this in a big group, because some kids will have short names and some long (and some like my poor kid, whose name is short but who has repeating letters). Maybe with a group or for kids with really long names you could have them work out their initials, or choose a four-letter word or roll dice to choose a certain number of letters or something to make it a little more fair.
Also, there are somersaults, cartwheels and pushups on this list, which not every kid of every age can do, but this is a fun place to start building in some playful exercise.
There are two versions of this workout for adults, too, if you want to get in on the fun. Or use the kid’s version and work out alongside your kiddos.
[Photo via 730 Sage Street.]